JULY 2018-PERSONS IN NEWS
Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy
- Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy is the only invitee from Asia to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR).
- Golden Globe Race beggins from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1st July and is expected to be completed in April 2019.
- The participants are required to sail around the world, single-handed and non-stop.
- The uniqueness of the race is that boat designs and technology newer than 1968 are not permitted, hence use of Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite communication, navigational aids, etc is forbidden.
- Saraswati Prasad, Special Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Steel, has taken over the additional charge of the post of Chairman and MD of SAIL.
- Prasad succeeds P K Singh who retired on Saturday.
- P.K. Shrivastava has taken over as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with effect from July 1.
- Previously, he was Additional DGOF and member at OFB, and was in charge of Armoured Vehicles, headquartered in Avadi, Chennai.
- Mr. Shrivastava has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and joined the Indian Ordnance Factories’ Service in 1982.
Indian American Amul Thapar
- Indian American Amul Roger Thapar was among the four candidates President Donald Trump interviewed for nomination as a Supreme Court justice.
- The President said he would interview “two or three more” candidates before announcing his pick for the nine-member Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) on July 9.
- Mr. Amul Roger Thapar was appointed a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by Mr. Donald Trump in 2017
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